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Dec 7, 2013 1:30pm PST
the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> someone dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose and most of these deaths involve painkillers. now, i'll tell you part of the problem is that painkiller prescriptions in this country are being written at a furious pace. dr. lynn webster is considered a leader in the field of pain management, he's president of the american academy of pain medicine. >> we've got over 100 million americans who are experiencing chronic pain. >> he's the author of a scoring system used by doctors to distinguish painkiller addicts from legitimate patients. and he's the founder of this pain clinic in salt lake city. what is his reputation? >> his methods are incorporated into almost every single educational program about prescribing opioids and even accepted by the fda. >> but if you start to ask around a bit, you'll learn that his reputation among some former patients and their families is astonishingly different. >> his reputation is he's known as dr. death. >> known as dr.
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